1970 Bristol Drag Race.mp4
This video is part of the Tim Lopata collection and contains footage of the
1970 drag races at Bristol TN. Brought to you by
1974 Dynamite Run AHRA Winternationals Don Garlits Tom McEwen Vintage Drag Racing
Brought to you by http://www.dragstripgirldesigns.com 1974 Dynamite Run -
AHRA Winternationals, Beeline Dragway - Phoenix, Arizona. Navy vintage
drag racing promotional video.
Featuring Nitro Top Fuel dragsters of: Big Daddy Don Garlits, Parnelli
Jones, Gary Beck.
Nitro Funny Cars of: Tom the Mongoose McEwen, Don the Snake Prudhomme, Army
Vega, Big Jim Dunn, Dunn & Reath, Jim Superman Nicoll in the Speed
Equipment World Vega, (Chuck Tanko and Revell Vega) Gene Snow, Snowman,
Flash Gordon Mineo, Twig Ziegler's "Pizza Haven" Plymouth Satellite.
And Dyno Don Nicholson
Nostalgia Drag Racing, Nitro Top Fuel Dragster, Funny Cars, Auto Club
AHRA Phoenix 1971 - Bee Line
Footage from the AHRA race at Bee Line (Phoenix) in 1971
Below commentary copied from Dragzine.com
Slingshot Top Fuel dragsters, Funny Cars, Pro Stockers, Modified
Production, Super Stockers, a young and curvy Linda Vaughn; it's all there.
But perhaps the most interesting element captured and one that drag racing
historians will pick up on right away is the presence of "Big Daddy" Don
Garlits' Swamp Rat XIV. Although not the first rear engine dragster by any
means, it undoubtedly ushered in the rear engine movement that led to the
Top Fuel cars of today, and it's the footage of Garlits debuting and
winning in the car at Pomona in 1971 that will forever live in infamy. But,
as the AHRA Winternationals at Beeline took place in late January -- prior
to the NHRA Winternationals -- what you're witnessing is the actual debut
of the Swamp Rat XIV at Beeline.
This video was originally aired on Speedvision, now known as SPEED, back in
the 1990s. This video features a mix of classic nitro cars racing at Great
Lakes Dragaway in Union Grove, WI.
Don Prudhomme's 1970 Hot Wheels Yellow 'Cuda Funny Car CACKLES!
Snake's Hot Wheels funny car roars back to life! Don Prudhomme fires up
his 1970 Hot Wheels Plymouth 'Cuda Funny Car! This is the one that
'started it all' as Mattel's "Snake & Mongoose" campaign kicked off in
1970. The original, restored 1967 Dodge D700 Hot Wheels Ramp Truck which
carried (and still carries) the 'Cuda, can be seen in the background!
1968 NHRA U.S. Nationals The Eliminators - Part 1 - 1960s Vintage Drag Racing - Indy
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Vintage Drag Racing - The Eliminators Part 1 - 1968 NHRA U.S. Nationals.
1968 Nationals Finalists: Top Fuel Winner, Don Garlits; Runner-up, Steve
Carbone; Top Gas Winner, Jack Jones; Runner-up, Walt Rhoades; Super
Winner, Paul Stage; Runner-up, Don Nicholson; Comp Winner, Harry Luzader;
Runner-up, Carl Roland; ModifiedWinner, Sam Gianino; Runner-up, Dave
Koffel; Super Stock Winner, Arlen Vanke; Runner-up, Wally Booth; Stock
Winner, Larry Lombardo; Runner-up, David Duell.
Also featuring the Winged Express, Kansas John Wiebe, Ronnie Sox, George
Montgomery, Bruce Larson, Gordon Collett, Tom the Mongoose McEwen, Leroy
Goldstein, Billy Kidd (Will's Fargo), Sneaky Pete Robinson, Dick Smothers,
Tommy Ivo, Tom Hoover and Shirley Shahan.
Drag racing of the 60s.
VIDEO FLASHBACK: AHRA PROMO VIDEO
This video, from the collection of Tim Lopata and Valerie Harrell
(www.dickharrell.com) was produced in conjunction with the American Hot Rod
Association and focuses on drag racing at the 1970 AHRA Spring Nationals in
Bristol, Tenn. Take a trip back in time with a video produced well before
its time. For the latest in drag racing news, visit
Bill Bagshaw's NHRA Pro Stock "Red Light Bandit" 1970 Hemi Challenger
This 1970 Hemi Challenger was owned and raced by Bill Bagshaw in NHRA Pro
Stock drag racing from 1970 to 1973. The car made its debut in 1970 at the
NHRA U.S. Nationals, and won "Best Engineered" at the event. It was
featured in the November 1970 issue of Hot Rod magazine. John Gastman of
Roanoke Motors Chrysler/Dodge in Roanoke, IL owns the Red Light Bandit. He
purchased it from a private owner as part of a package deal back in 1994.
In January, 2011, Gastman called on Bucky Hess, and his son Travis Hess, at
Bucky's Ltd in Martinsburg, WV to restore this historic race car. Bill
Bagshaw, the original owner and racer, provided an enormous amount of
information to Gastman and Bucky during the restoration of the Challenger.
Bagshaw became part of the restoration team when he agreed to rebuild the
Red Light Bandit's 426 Hemi motor at Ron Shaver's Racing Engines in
Torrance, CA. Using pictures from magazine articles and build pics, Bucky's
fabricator, Cole McAllister, expertly returned the body to 1970 condition.
The talented artist Nelson Grimes re-created the lettering to "as raced"
appearance, using both gold leaf and white gold leaf materials. The final
product is stunning.
Drag Racing Dreams - Official Trailer
Don Garlits - Drag Racing Dreams
With unprecedented access to more than fifty years of historic photos and
film (much of it from the private collection of the racers themselves,
including some footage never before seen) we not only get to hear their
personal thoughts - but also get to witness the events that they describe -
and to see the actual cars that they built and drove - lovingly restored
and displayed at the Garlits Museum of Drag Racing in Ocala, FL.
For more information visit http://www.dragracingdreams.com/
1971 AHRA SUMMERNATIONALS @ YORK US 30
Four minute promo from the full length video available through Jim Amos'
Bee On Video. See the Stars of AHRA compete at York US 30 dragway. Top
Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Super Stock, GT-1, GT-2, Comp, Street and Stock
Eliminators. The full length video is fully narrated unlike this promo
clip which only includes car sounds. Bee On Video where the legends race